Kate and Dan have been slowly rekindling their relationship in recent weeks, but there was one obstacle to overcome on last night's episode: Dan's mum Wendy.
Dan explained that Kate and Wendy had been close friends until he dumped Kate after a four-year romance and Wendy stopped talking to her. "It's not nice for me," he added. "I'm trying to get things back on track with Kate but I can't really get involved in this."
Kate also spoke about the situation to Chloe Lewis, saying: "We were really close. I was round there quite a lot and spent Christmas there and she never spoke to me again. I felt like I'd been wiped out of memory. I don't really want to get back with him unless I've had the chat with his mum and know everything is fine there.
"I'm a bit stressed out about it. I've only just started to sort things out with Dan, we're not even a couple yet so it's a fast step to be going round his mum's house."
Kate did, however, go to visit Wendy later that night for what turned out to be a very emotional reunion.
Wendy told her: "I didn't know what to do. Was it better for me to step back? If you'd contacted me I would have loved to hear from you."
Kate said that was unfair, adding: "It hurt my feelings you never contacted me again. We were together for so long. Do you know how that makes me feel? I loved you and the family. I was heartbroken."
Wendy assured Kate that she'd never intentionally hurt her and was sorry that had happened.
In the end, the women shared a hug.
TOWIE airs Wednesdays and Sundays at 10pm on ITVBe.
Ten reasons why we want to be on TOWIE!